Aspect definition

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A position facing or commanding a given direction; exposure.

A building with a southern aspect.

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(archaic) A glance; gaze.
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A side or surface facing in a particular direction.

The ventral aspect of the body.

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A facing in a given direction.
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A way in which something can be viewed by the mind.

Looked at all aspects of the situation.

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Appearance to the eye, especially from a specific vantage point.
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The side of an object, such as an organ, that is facing in a particular direction.
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A particular look or facial expression; mien.
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A side facing in a given direction; exposure.

The eastern aspect of the house.

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(astrol.) The position of stars, planets, etc. in relation to each other or to the observer, as an influence on human affairs.
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The configuration of the stars, constellations, or planets in relation to one another.
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A set or category of verb forms indicating such a relation.
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The way something appears when viewed in a certain manner.
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Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass.

The house has a southern aspect, i.e. a position which faces the south.

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The appearance of a thing as seen from a specific point; view.
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Aspect is defined as a way to regard a part of an idea or problem.

The cost of materials is an example of an aspect of a building project.

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(archaic) An act of looking or gazing.
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A characteristic or feature of something.

A novel with many unusual aspects.

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This configuration, thought by astrologers to influence human affairs.
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A property of verbs in which the action or state is related to the passage of time, especially in reference to completion, duration, or repetition.
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(physics) The position of a plane (flat surface) in relation to a liquid or gaseous substance through which it is moving or which is moving past it.
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Any of the possible ways in which an idea, problem, etc. may be regarded.

Consider all aspects of the war.

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A component part or quality; element.

Aspects of her personality.

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A characteristic of verbs, expressed in some languages by inflection, indicating the nature of an action as being completed or single (called perfective or nonprogressive aspect), or as being uncompleted, repeated, or habitual (called imperfective or progressive aspect); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic.
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Any of the forms a verb takes to indicate this characteristic.
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One's appearance or expression. [from 16th c.]
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Prospect; outlook.
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(grammar) A grammatical quality of a verb which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event the verb describes, or whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding. [from 19th c.]
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(astrology) The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope. [from 14th c.]

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Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

His aspect was bent on the ground.

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Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)

The aspect of affairs.

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(computing, programming) In aspect-oriented programming, a feature or component that can be applied to parts of a program independent of any inheritance hierarchy.
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The definition of aspect refers to the way you see something or someone, either visually or mentally.

The Old Faithful geyser is an example of one aspect of the experience of Yellowstone Park.

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The way a person appears; looks; mien.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aspect
Plural:
aspects

Origin of aspect

  • Middle English from Latin aspectus a view from past participle of aspicere to look at ad- ad- specere to look spek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin aspectus ("look, sight; appearance"), from aspiciō (“see; catch sight of; inspect”), from ad- (“to, towards, at”) + speciō (“look, look at, behold; observe”).

    From Wiktionary